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Unwelcome plan for refugees shakes up Vermont city

Portrait of Chris Louras inside the Speak Easy Cafe, Rutland VT (Corey Hendrickson for the Boston Globe)

Corey Hendrickson for the Boston Globe

The five-term mayor of Rutland, Vt., recently lost a re-election bid after he supported a controversial plan to bring in Syrian refugees.

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// For Trump, celebrating Women’s History Month can be awkward

President Trump’s background has cast a shadow over the administration’s commemorations of women’s accomplishments this month.

// The border wall will be pretty tough to build, interior secretary says

Geographic challenges — including the Rio Grande and threatened wildlife — will make it difficult to build the US-Mexico border wall, Ryan Zinke said.

// Lynch declines invitation to meet with Trump officials

Representative Stephen Lynch said he sees little benefit in cooperating with a White House he views as extreme.

// US judge in Hawaii extends order blocking Trump’s travel ban

A federal judge in Hawaii is extending his order that blocks President Trump’s travel ban until the state’s lawsuit works its way through the courts.

// Kennedy Institute finds if you build it, not everyone will come

The institute projected it would draw up to 150,000 visitors annually. But since it opened two years ago, it’s seen just 62,000 each year.

// Baker may join Trump’s opioid panel

Governor Charlie Baker is in line to join a panel of presidential appointees led by New Jersey Governor Chris Christie.

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Eventually, pregnancy protection bill became Beacon Hill priority

Nothing like a bit of bad press to nudge Beacon Hill legislators to get off the dime — six months later.

For Trump, celebrating Women’s History Month can be awkward

President Trump’s background has cast a shadow over the administration’s commemorations of women’s accomplishments this month.

Governor Baker boosts funding for early education

The funding, if approved by the Legislature, will translate directly into raises for teachers.

After apology, Bill O’Reilly continues attacks on Maxine Waters

An expression of regret on “The O’Reilly Factor” was immediately followed by a lengthy broadside against the congresswoman.

Transition to Trump

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// A look at Trump’s jam-packed transition period

The stretch between Donald Trump’s election and his inauguration did not exactly provide a lull in the political action.

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// Watch: Political Happy Hour with Stephen Lynch

Political reporter Joshua Miller interviewed Representative Stephen Lynch.

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// America on Edge

A series from the Boston Globe Washington bureau examining the unsettled American electorate.

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James Pindell

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